Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Media Advisory: Congresswoman Wilson Honors Former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek

Sep 19, 2011
Press Release
For Immediate Release: 9/19/2011
 
Contact: Mahen Gunaratna, (202) 225-4506
 

Media Advisory: Congresswoman Wilson Honors Former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek

Leads Bipartisan One Minute Tributes on House Floor

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Wilson today announced a series of one minute tributes on the House floor to former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, the first African American elected to Congress from the state of Florida since Reconstruction and the former representative of the 17th District, during her visit to Washington, DC this week:

Who/What:Bipartisan One Minute Tributes on the Floor of the House of Representatives, featuring Congresswoman Wilson and other members

When: 12:00-12:15 p.m., Thursday September 22nd

Where:Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives (watch on C-SPAN or C-Span.org)

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Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. She is a former state legislator and school principal and the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.